Monday, March 9, 2020

Aquavit Sour

If you can make a sour out of just about anything, why not make it with Aquavit? The Nordic spirit is very light, almost like a dry gin. It goes with tart, sweet and savory cocktails. It just stands to reason that this cocktail will work.

With that in mind, remember that caraway and coriander flavors are toasty and fit savory drinks. Its probably better to go a little easier on sugar and let the acid and herb flavors dance here.
  • 2 oz. aquavit
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar or 1/2 oz. sugar syrup (or to taste)
  • maraschino cherry and orange zest garnishes
Combine aquavit, lemon juice and sugar in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange twist and maraschino cherry. 

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